My favourite hip-hop artists are ones that are either very personal or political/social that are also very skilled at wordplay....I wouldn't say you're going to hear much of any of that on this station though. The focus here is on the prominent jazzy production, with the MC almost another supporting chilled instrument rather than the lead. And because of that, for a hip-hop playlist, this lends itself to background listening well. I'd say that if you take the average 2020 fan of mainstream hip-hop and a fan of jazz, the latter may enjoy this station more.
STATION ARTIST HIGHLIGHTS
Digable Planets - Smooth jazz hip-hop vibes from these alternative hip-hop trio I caught a few years ago from the nosebleed section at a tiny venue. Their vibe is a more afro-centric alternative take on hip-hop rather than the materialistic sound coming from LA around the time of Digable Planet's debut in 1993.
Not too much to say on the others but some notable artists that appear multiple times - Guru (MC from Gang Starr with a preference for jazzy records), US3 (Jazz hip-hop band), Nujabes (Japanese jazz hip-hop producer) and lots of appearances of MCs from the alternative hip-hop scene like Q-Tip, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, MF Doom and Lupe Fiasco.
For everyone who wants some reggae-rock but only a little, you can find a condensed20 of last week's station here-